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EU court rejects challenge against refugee quotas

EU figures show that just under 28,000 people have been relocated since the two-year scheme was launched in September 2015. 

Sep 06, 2017, 16:37 PM IST

Spain, Morocco arrest six suspected of practising beheadings

Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested five Moroccans and one Spaniard suspected of belonging to an Islamist militant cell that simulated decapitations, the Spanish interior ministry said on

Sep 06, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

UN human rights experts urge China to free prominent lawyer

The experts say Jiang Tianyong's so-called confession on August 22 amounts to "a worrying sign of China's disregard for due process and the rule of law."

Sep 06, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Vladimir Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis

Putin denounced North Korea`s sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday, saying Russia did not recognise its nuclear status.  

Sep 06, 2017, 15:41 PM IST

South Korea's Moon discusses ''unpredictable'' North Korea situation with Putin

Moon, who came to power earlier this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with Pyongyang, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line on North Korea. 

Sep 06, 2017, 13:10 PM IST

Majority of Britons have no religion: Survey

The majority of older people still have some faith — only four in ten of those aged 65 to 74 describe themselves as having no religion, and only 27 per cent of those aged 75 and over.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:58 PM IST
EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed after they were found to contain traces of Fipronil.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

UK police arrest four, including soldiers, over suspected far-right terrorism

The neo-Nazi organisation became the first far-right group to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of member of Parliament Jo Cox, whose killing the group had praised.

Sep 05, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
German police recover stolen artworks worth 2.5 million euros

German police recover stolen artworks worth 2.5 million euros

Prosecutors have retrieved 15 of a total 19 paintings and drawings stolen between June 2015 and March 2016 by a gang whose 39-year-old ringleader was a courier specialising in transporting art, the

Sep 05, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Russia may reduce US diplomatic personnel by 155: Vladimir Putin

On Saturday Russia was forced to vacate its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic buildings in New York and Washington after the US ordered the move, the latest twist in a lengthy feud. 

Sep 05, 2017, 13:29 PM IST
Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope Francis has prayed for those afflicted by floods in Texas, Louisiana and southern Asia.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

UK Parliament corridors to get CCTV cameras for security

Both the House of Commons and Lords Speakers have signed off on the installation of the security cameras in all areas of the Palace of Westminster that can be accessed by visitors.

Sep 03, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

70,000 evacuated in Frankfurt to defuse World War II bomb

The bomb, which was dropped by the British during Allied bombing campaigns, is an aerial mine HC 4000, weighing 1.4 tonnes, reports Efe news.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

Around 21,000 people had to leave the area in Koblenz as the 500-kilogramme bomb was successfully defused, before the fire brigade allowed residents to return to their homes.

Sep 03, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
British WWII bomb in Frankfurt could flatten a city block

British WWII bomb in Frankfurt could flatten a city block

The HC 4000 bomb is assumed to have been dropped by Britain`s Royal Air Force during the 1939-45 war.

Sep 01, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
Buckingham Palace 'sword man' charged with planning terror act

Buckingham Palace 'sword man' charged with planning terror act

He is accused of "engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism", Scotland Yard said in a statement.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

Indian-origin doctor appears in UK court over 118 sexual offences

Manish Shah, from Romford area of London, had been charged with 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 allegations of sexual assault by Scotland Yard earlier this month.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
UK pays tributes to Princess Diana on 20th death anniversary

UK pays tributes to Princess Diana on 20th death anniversary

Thousands of admirers of Princess Diana paid tributes at the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday.

Aug 31, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Third round of Brexit talks to begin in Brussels

Third round of Brexit talks to begin in Brussels

Brexit Secretary David Davis said that he wants to broaden discussions to include trade, reports the BBC.  

Aug 28, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

China, Russia to sign agreement to boost space cooperation

In 2020, China plans to send a mission to Mars with a robot vehicle for scientific research, and last year inaugurated the world`s largest radio telescope, half a kilometre in diameter.

Aug 28, 2017, 13:03 PM IST